Paula J Ruefli-Spears

Counselor, MA, LMHC, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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Paula J Ruefli-Spears

Counselor, MA, LMHC, MFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 226-5130
Offers online therapy

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Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 226-5130

About

Attollo Counseling Services was born from a passion for promoting satisfying relationships, healthy families, meaningful marriages, and strong resilient individuals as they pursue their hopes, dreams, and happiness. While we all want these things, nothing is guaranteed except life will present challenges to take us off-course. Whether you are going through a major life adjustment, experiencing grief/loss, struggling to decide what steps to take towards your future, experiencing relationship challenges, or embarking on a new journey in life; you don't have to do it alone. We believe in compassion, collaboration, and creativity.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy; working in the counseling field since 2013. I have extensive experience dealing with all the issues listed below; and while I am skilled with individuals, couples, adults in all age groups, teens and children, and families (original, foster, adoption, and blended).
I work with compassion to collaborate with each client in a creative way to achieve the vision they have created for themselves. I would be honored to be invited to listen and become a part of the process of achieving your goals - assisting you to reset the course to a joyful and fulfilling life. I look forward to working with you.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $50 - $130
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis
  • Highmark BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York
  • Independent Health
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • License: New York / 008737
  • School: Medaille College
  • Year Graduated: 2016
My experiences as business owner, early childhood educator, foster children and county mental health specialist enhance my therapy skills.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Medaille College / Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Year graduated: 2014

Location

Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 226-5130
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 226-5130
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Native American
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 1 Jun 2022
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Paula J Ruefli-Spears

Counselor, MA, LMHC, MFT